The ankle joint is one of the main load-bearing joints of the body. As a result of this function, and partly due to its structure, the ankle is often injured, for example by jumping and landing incorrectly .
It is estimated that health care providers treat about two million people annually for sprains, sprains and ankle fractures . After an ankle injury, 30% to 70% of people will experience chronic ankle instability when the ankle is weakened and prone to re-injury.
For this reason, it is important to strengthen and stretch the ankle after an injury to reduce risk. Your physical therapist can help you choose the ankle exercises that are best for your condition. They can also help you get through rehab and gain mobility and strength in your ankles.
Recovering from ankle injuries can be challenging. Therefore, ankle rehabilitation must be done slowly and carefully.
Ankle rehabilitation programs generally begin with a stress-free movement of the ankle. They then move on to resistance exercises and increase the reps as you get stronger.
Working with a physical therapist may be the best way to help you regain normal use of your ankle. Soon you will be able to return to your normal activities safely.
Review the ankle exercises below to help you recover. Be sure to check with your healthcare professional or physical therapist before beginning any ankle exercise.